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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – August 29th

Read a quick summary of metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days.

Dynamic 9D LADAR’s Automated Precision Makes IMTS Debut

API’s Dynamic 9D LADAR, an innovative Laser Detection and Ranging system that captures both dimensional and surface geometry data, will showcased at the upcoming IMTS exhibition. 9D LADAR incorporates a breakthrough technology that is set to revolutionize automated production measurements. The patent-pending Dynamic 9D LADAR … read more

Universal Optical 3D Measuring Unit Provides Shape and Roughness

With their latest measuring system ‘InfiniteFocusG6’, to be showcased at the upcoming IMTS exhibition (booth 135746), Bruker Alicona continues its successful concept in combining roughness measurements with coordinate measuring technology. The InfiniteFocusG6 optical measurement system provides a new measuring instrument that scores with its unique measuring performance … read more

Production Multisensor CMM Inspection On The Production Floor

Rapid part changes, raw material bottlenecks and labor shortages continue to drive demand for multisensor inspection machines with the option to automate. AIMS Metrology will demonstrate its full range of turnkey 5-axis coordinate measuring machines at Booth #135536 at the upcoming IMTS exhibition. The AIMS Summit 10.10.10, represents the OEM’s newest … read more

New ‘Q’ DRO Offers Integrated Geometric Metrology Functions

A new metrology-focused digital readout by ACU-RITE will be introduced in the HEIDENHAIN booth at IMTS in Chicago (September 12-17). The new ACU-RITE DRO203Q known as ‘The Q’ utilizes the power of the established ACU-RITE DRO203 hardware to integrate geometric metrology functions from the past iconic QUADRA-CHEK series … read more

Partnership To Drive Adoption of Smart Manufacturing Technology

ThinkIQ, a pioneer of digital manufacturing transformation SaaS, has announced that the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing, will now be licensing its technology to power CESMII’s Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform (SMIP) … read more

Reishauer & Mahr Partner to Generate Gear Grinding Closed-Loop Process

Reishauer AG and Mahr GmbH have entered into a close partnership whereby the two companies will network their machines for generating grinding and gear measurement using a closed-loop process. The two market and technology leaders are cooperating to combine the best of two worlds: on the one hand, the extreme accuracy … read more

Blue Laser Contour Check For Grinding and Eroding Machines

WALTER has released a new innovative Laser Contour Check for non-contact measurement of various tool parameters of cylindrical tools in tool grinding and eroding machines. In addition to tactile measurement in the grinding and eroding machines, WALTER now offers new Laser Contour Check as a new and innovative non-contact option … read more

Automation of Traceability and Quality Processes to Unlock Real-Time Decision Making

Plex Systems, a Rockwell Automation company and a leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, recently announced ZEVx, Inc. has selected Plex Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to drive production of its electrification solutions. ZEVx builds and designs battery electric power systems and data intelligence for e-mobility … read more

Flexible Drilling System Project Makes Cobots Suitable For High Force Applications

The ARM Institute recently published news of a project effort that was jointly funded by The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), the ARM Institute, and Boeing to address the limitations of collaborative robots for high force applications, including drilling and countersinking. Collaborative robots (cobots) available today cannot be used due to their force limitation … read more

Enabling Predictive Maintenance Through Robotic Inspection

Maintenance can be a complex undertaking, requiring thorough planning and an astute understanding of a facility’s risk profile. This is particularly true of high-risk facilities. Maintenance does not occur in a ‘vacuum’ and can result in costly downtimes if it is unexpected or unplanned. Even planned maintenance can lead to lengthy … read more

3D Scanning Up’s The Tempo on Air, Land and Sea

Large transportation devices  such as yachts, aeroplanes and cars – with areas that are difficult to access and tricky surfaces – are usually measured with handheld scanners or portable laser trackers. Often, the aim is to optimise speed and fuel consumption … read more

New Macro Data Visualization Engine Powered by Reveal AI

Reveal, the global provider of the AI-powered eDiscovery platform, has announced the introduction of Streams, an entirely new way to uncover insights from today’s complex web of digital communications data sources using the power of Reveal AI. After developing, what the company states is the most successful and widely-used data visualization … read more

Updated PointShape Design 1.1.3 Adds New Features and Improvements

PointShape Design is a reverse engineering software that creates parametric CAD models from scan data. The software offers a familiar design process and user interface so that users can easily perform reverse engineering. PointShape Design draws its main strength from having a CGM kernel ‘CATIA’ based Reverse Engineering and is … read more

Q-Span Workstation EDU Kits Deployed at Workforce Development Center

New Scale Robotics has deployed six Q-Span Workstation EDU Kits at the Finger Lakes Workforce Development (FWD) Center at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, New York. The ready-to-use kits help colleges and universities easily add hands-on robotics and metrology courses to their workforce development programs  … read more